It’s about time to wrap up the 2018-2019 School Year and put it in the books!
What is a parent to do with the many mysteries that your child will bring home at the end of the year? I would like to suggest that you help them store all of their projects and papers in a box. This box can be a paper box that your child decorates, or it could be an Evernote folder of pictures on an electronic device. The options are endless, but the key is to contain any messes that could take over your home.
While you are at it, this is a perfect time for your child to grow in his/her ability to be grateful by sending your child’s teacher, lunch lady, custodian, or principal a thank-you note. You can help model gratitude and appreciate the many people that made your child’s year a success.
A definition of gratitude is:
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Of course, you can also give yourself a big “pat on the back” for persevering until the end! Job well done! Don’t be surprised if your children do not thank you for chauffeuring them, feeding them, tutoring them, and editing all of their homework.
But they might think of thanking you when they grow up because you set up an environment for them to grow in love, grace and gratefulness.
Your summer break has officially begun!